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so i am starting my registry and went to look at bottles! oh my gosh!! I can't believe how many kinds are out there, i will be breastfeeding but also want to do bottle feeding
what are the best brands that mimic breastfeeding? I have heard Avent but when i read the reviews everyone says that they leak.....
Gerber NUK are good for breastfed babies (the nipple is shaped more to mimic the breast nipple). Most of the Playtex bottles and such aren't designed for easy transition between breast and bottle. I used the Gerber NUK with my son and loved them. They are also all BPA free now.
we switched to Playtex Ventaire, which we didn't have a single problem with other than the fact that they contained BPA, so we moved to Dr Brown's Glass (couldn't find the BPA free plastic ones anywhere) and while they're heavy- they are the BEST BOTTLES EVER.
Holden had reflux.. if your kid doesn't have reflux, any BPA free bottle should be just fine. For reflux babies, Dr Browns are (IMO) the absolute best.
after BFing my son I tried Playtex drop ins..convenient, yes, but I hated them, my son had gas problems and everytime I went to squeeze the air out, the stupid liner would burst open spilling formula/breastmilk EVERYWHERE. Ughhh. Aggravating. Finally switched to Dr. Browns, while I hated cleaning them cause they have so many pieces, they worked REALLY well for us.
I used Dr. Browns after I quit BF both the boys, but refused to give them a bottle while I was actively BF. They absolutely hated it. I felt bad having to transfer them to bottles because I had to work more often.
i have heard great things about the playtex drop ins, i grew up with the drop ins in the bottles, when done with feeding do you just throw away the liner and put a new one in? i know stupid question but i'm having a "blonde" moment
what is BPA?
thanks ladies for all the responces! i have listed a few and will be putting them on my registry
BPA is short for Bisphenol-a, a chemical that is actually an artificial estrogen. It is used to create the plastic called polycarbonate. Most major U.S. baby bottle manufacturers use BPA in their production, as well as many food storage containers and toys.
Researchers have shown that even low levels of estrogen-mimicking BPA are harmful to animals and people, especially babies and young children. Many environmental scientists believe that Bisphenol-a may cause adverse health effects, such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and early puberty.
It all seems overwhelming as you stare at the myriad of bottles out there, doesn't it? Take a deep breath and relax. There are many wonderful resources available to help you find the perfect BPA free bottles.
1) Does your baby prefer a regular neck or wide neck bottle?
2) Does your baby need a vented bottle to help reduce gas and spit up?
3) Are you concerned about the cost and need more affordable BPA free bottles?
READY, SET, GO get those non-toxic bottles and start giving your baby an early health advantage today!
Tips of my own...you also want to AVOID polycarbonate plastic and phtalates (BAD BAD! Make sure you're getting these out of your makeup and hair care products now, too - they go right through to baby)
To LOOK FOR: Glass, plastics like #1,2,4 and 5 (polyethylene and polypropylene)
AND, for mama, since it's EarthDay and all, check out the stainless steel Klean Kanteen to avoid all those plastic water bottles. The smaller version even comes with a sippy cup top (made by Avent) Tres chic!
Those are playtex ventair and I agree, they are HORRIBLE!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Playtex drop-ins. They are wonderful for removing air and preventing a gassy baby, so easy to use, so easy to clean and they are BPA free!
I totally agree! We started with the VentAir (I didn't BF) and they are AWFUL! My daughter ended up with HORRIBLE colic, so we switched to Dr. Browns - they were crappy too! They are a total pain to clean, and they didn't help with the colic AT ALL.
Drop-Ins were the BEST bottles we used! I plan to breastfeed this time around but will be buying some of the new Drop-Ins too! Best thing is, they sell BM storage containers specifically for Drop-Ins (and a playtex breast pump too!)
Jackie, wife to Carl
Mama to Carly Evelyn (01/05/07)
Alexander Richard, born 10/21/09 via emergency c/s
8lbs, 7 3/4 oz